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Mission Statement
Oregon Health Authority
Helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care.
 
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) conducts impartial, non-partisan policy analysis, research and evaluation, and provides technical assistance to support health reform planning and implementation in Oregon. The office serves in an advisory capacity to Oregon Health Policy Board, the Oregon Health Authority, the Governor and the Legislature.
 
Policy Design and Development — OHPR conducts analyses and makes recommendations on health policies to achieve the goals of the Oregon Health Authority.  The office also provides staff support, policy coordination, and project management in support of the Oregon Health Policy Board and a variety of committees focusing on payment reform, quality improvement, workforce and other immediate health policy initiatives.
 
Policy Research and Evaluation — OHPR compiles and analyzes technical and statistical information about Oregon’s health care system that can be used by policy makers both inside and outside of state government. OHPR also conducts research and evaluation to educate policy development, evaluate OHA programs, and provide data to support health system and program planning. Through the Oregon Health Research and Evaluation Collaborative (OHREC), the office facilitates independent research and evaluation of the Oregon health care system.
 
Clinical Services and Comparative Effectiveness Research — OHPR provides comparative effectiveness and benefit design research to inform OHA and private sector development efforts.  This work is conducted by the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), which manages the Oregon Health Plan’s Prioritized List of Health Services, and analyzes and disseminates information on the effectiveness and costs of medical technologies.
 
Community Health Initiatives – OHPR provides technical assistance and coordination for Oregon Health Authority primary care, safety net initiatives and grant programs. The state has a long standing cooperative agreement with the federal government through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to act as a state Primary Care Office (PCO) as do the other states and territories. This agreement along with a HRSA State Health Access Program grant (SHAP) helps enable OHPR to make connections between statewide policy development and community needs and action.